SLES 11 SP2 is out and Linus hates how secure it is…

SUSE announced that they are making big changes with this SP.  In the past they have only done minor changes and updates.  This time the changes are a little bigger than normal.  They are updating the Kernel to version 3 and adding BRTFS.  This is a big change in the way they are doing business.  For all the details check out this article.

Just as they announced this Linux Torvalds took a few shots at them about their, in his opinion, over bearing security.  We have to agree that some areas like requireing root to change the timezone.  If you want to see some more of his comments check out htis link.

Episode 46 – Life in the Mainstream

Running Time: 22:47

1) Introduction

Joe and Brian Talk about stuff

2) News

When Foss Became Mainstream – North Bridge Venture Partners released a report last week on their survey of FOSS and it’s growth for 2011. The full survey report is here.
Where is the new Novell going? Novell is now a three headed monster.  Some people got displaced and Mono is no longer a focus area.  Suse’s Headquarters is back in Germany.
What’s the top Open Source License?

3) Conclusion

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Application Installers Unite…..

According to this article we found, meetings are starting to happen and people are trying to move towards a common Application Installer. So their could be the end of the “My package manager is better than yours is” debates?  Well it’s a bit early to tell but it does sound like the big distros are talking about settling on a common package format.  If they do go forward with this we can only hope that it’s adoption moves faster than LSB(Linux Standards Base).  It would definitely go a long way to help adoption of Linux as a platform.  For instance, only seeing one line on download pages like Windows and Mac have would help newbies or people thinking about trying linux be less afraid.  When you can create app stores that only have to carry one type of package they become a lot easier to create.  We here at hope that every linux install will get easier over time.

What do you think?  What problems will one package format have?  What hidden benefits are there?  What hidden problems?

Episode 37 – Top things that happened in 2010

Running Time:  43:19

1) Introduction

2) This is a running list of things to consider for the top news of 2010

 Big Purchases in 2010:

   Novell get’s purchased – the patents that went to Microsoft

   Oracle buying Sun

   Palm get’s bought by HP

 Changes in the world of Open Source:

   Google World:

    Android shoots for world domination – Or at least Mobile Platform domination

    Google TV announced and delivered

    Chrome OS Pilot Program announced Beta’s of Chrome OS on VM’s

   Ubuntu abandons Xorg and Gnome for Wayland and Unity

   Mandrivia struggling/passing away…

   Tablet Market exploded with the introduction of IPad and Galaxy Tablet

3) Conclusion

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Novell, Novell, Novell….

You have to kind of wonder if the Red Hat CEO is starting to get jealous about all the press Novell is getting over this attempt to by them by the hedge fund.  So far I have found good articles on the net this week.  Their are several over on the var guy, has a neat what if MS bought them proposal, and finally the nice folks over at update us on the SCO battle. All in all I have to say it’s been an exciting week for them. 

Check out the articles and let us know what you think.